Monday, January 21, 2013

A Chance At Life.

Tomorrow is the 40th anniversary of Roe vs Wade.

They say that those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. . .

     Between the years of 1939 and 1945, Adolf Hitler caused the death of over 6 million Jews. They were murdered, starved, beaten, and worked to death simply because they had the "wrong" kind of blood in their veins. They were slaughtered because Hitler (and, therefore, the German people) considered them inferior to the Aryan race. Hitler believed in utilitarian ethics: that the moral worth of an action is determined only by its resulting outcome ----Or in other words, he believed that the end justifies the means; that whatever benefits the majority is a good thing. In the name of greater good, he not only killed Jews (who he considered a menace to society, and a threat to the "pure" blooded race), but he also eliminated old people, young children, and people with deformities or problems----people who weren't quite "normal", or who weren't profitable to the strong, healthy majority. To Hitler, life was not sacred. 

     Between the years of 1970 and 2013 over 50 million babies have been murdered in the United States. That's over 1 million babies killed every year. Over 3,000 babies killed every day. They are poisoned, crushed, pulled, and broken simply because they aren't wanted. Because they are an inconvenience. We seem to believe that it is a benefit to the majority of strong, healthy people to get rid of the unwanted children, and, by doing so, to try to erase their parents's mistakes. In the name of women's choice, we decide that those children will never see the light of day; we decide that every child should be a "wanted child," and we decide that the ones who are not quite "normal" should not even be allowed a chance to live. It seems that to us. . . life is not sacred. 

       Ronald Reagan once said, "I notice that all of the people who support abortion are already born." Abortion - they call it a woman's right to choose; but what about that baby's right to life? Isn't that one of those unalienable rights? Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. . . The right to live. It's the most fundamental and undeniable right of all. 

But those millions and millions of little children were never even given a chance at that right. 

"Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you." Jeremiah 1:5
       All of the many, many people who support abortion - they should all be very thankful that their own mothers did not advocate the murder of unborn infants. 
       All of us here on earth have gotten a chance to live. Some of us have wasted it miserably, but that doesn't mean that we didn't get a fair shot. And, yet, people take that immense blessing for granted. Those women fight for their own lives with all they've got, but they terminate little sparks of life that are growing inside of them, because a child would be inconvenient, or uncomfortable. Or painful. A culture where the mothers kill their own children is decidedly a culture of death.

       And, well, what are we doing to stop this carnage? Apathy is almost worse that siding with evil. It's less dangerous to sit back, mildly, and watch while incredible evils go on right in front of us; right down the street, behind darkened doors. But we know what is happening.

So why don't we act? "Faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead." (James 2:17) 

        We must pray. We must repent of our lethargy. We must stand up and speak out against the evil. We must choose this day whom we will serve.

        Ours is a culture of darkness. But Christ's followers are supposed to be the light of the world. We are supposed to let our light shine before men, so that, because of what they see in us, they will glorify our Father.

        "The night is nearly over, "Romans 13:12 says. "The day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light."


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